Institute Scholars Program - Institute Scholars

Institute Scholars may receive awards from $5,000 per academic year, up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees.  In some cases, the total scholarship package includes other forms of financial aid (e.g., ROTC, Athletic, or other scholarship sources).

Institute Scholarship Application 

Eligibility: For consideration, candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • 1300 (combined) SAT (or) 29 ACT
  • High school GPA 3.7
  • High school rank top 10%
  • Complete both the VMI application and the Institute Scholar (IS) Application
  • Submit the IS Application along with a resume and the two essays

Award Renewal: To renew an award, an Institute Scholar must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, membership in the Institute Honors Program website*, and a satisfactory conduct record at VMI.

Interviewing: The selection committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Outstanding candidates will be invited to make arrangements for an on-Post interview. Interviews are conducted during Open House weekends.

Alternate dates for on-Post interviews may be arranged in some circumstances. Contact Colonel Rob McDonald, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at 540-464-7212 or mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu for more information.

Information about VMI's Institute Honors Program is available online at the Honors Program website.